UBOC5: Déjà Vu for Billy Kopp in UBOC5 Championship; Charlie “CHAZ_MAN_C” Combes Claims Title

For the past week and a half, UltimateBet and Absolute Poker, hosted the fifth installment of the Ultimate Bet Online Poker Championship Series. The UBOC5 consisted of twenty tournaments offering a combined $4 million in guaranteed prize money. On…

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Mon, August 30th, 2010

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Useful poker terms:

  • DEAD MONEY - Money contributed to the pot by players who have folded.
  • FORCED BET - In some stud games a player may be required to make a bet to start the action on the first card. This is similar conceptually to blinds and antes, but in this case is dependent on the cards shown rather than player position. Usually the weakest hand is forced to bet.
  • HIT - To make a hand or catch a card or cards that improves one's hand. "I hit a gut-shot draw on the river."
  • BET - To put money into the pot, pursuant to the rules of the game, thus maintaining a chance of winning the pot.
  • RAGS - Board cards that are small, not suited and not in sequence, e.g., 9-5-2. When "rags flop", it is unlikely that anyone has a good hand, except possibly the big blind in an unraised pot.
  • SPLIT [THE POT] - To split the pot between two or more players. Related term: QUARTER.
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